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Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741)
Vivaldi Edition
Artists include: Jaap ter Linden (harpsichord); La Magnifica Comunità/Enrico Casazza; Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini; Musica Ad Rhenum; English Chamber Orchestra/Philip Ledger; L’Arte dell’Arco/Federico Guglielmo; Modo Antiquo Federico Maria Sardelli
rec. 1975-2009 ADD/DDD (mostly DDD)
Full details at end of review
No booklet of notes or texts but set will include CD Rom.
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94056 [40 CDs – for timings, see below]

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BARGAIN OF THE MONTH
 

 
For around £1 per CD, this box is magnificent value – at the time of writing there’s a button to purchase for £35 on the left of the MusicWeb International page – so it’s well worth considering even by those who already have several recordings of Vivaldi. Considering that the first recording of the Four Seasons which I bought around 1960 on Ace of Clubs cost the equivalent of at least £25 in modern values, the value of this set really is exceptional. You could end up paying half its price for two CDs of Vivaldi’s music. Add the fact that almost all the performances are well worth hearing, with very few turkeys in terms of performance or recording, and the bargain is complete.
 
I’m not going to make too many detailed comparisons, because you either take the set or leave it as it is, though certain of the constituent parts are available separately – inevitably at a slightly higher cost per CD. Just to confuse matters, Brilliant have also compiled smaller sets, including one of 10 CDs entitled Essential Vivaldi (94136), containing some of the same recordings together with others.
 
Some other recordings here are also available on other Brilliant Classics releases: the Opera Overtures (CD11) are available separately on 94030, the Concerti for Strings from CD20 on 93315, and the Organ Concertos (CD12) are available separately (94059), around £5 each. The Cello Sonatas from Jaap ter Linden and Mortensen (CDs17-18) are also available separately (93567, 2 CDs, around £8.75). CD10 of my review set appears to have been removed for separate sale (see below). (See the Brilliant Classics site – here – for current details).
 
One obvious comparison is with the 5-CD DG Archiv Collectors’ Box of performances by The English Concert and Trevor Pinnock, containing L’Estro Armonico, Op.3, the Flute Concertos, Op.10, and a variety of concertos for various instruments (471 3172), a smaller but completely distinguished set for around £29 in the UK. If you’re not looking for quite the same completeness that the Brilliant Box offers, that’s a really tempting bargain.
 
The Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood set containing Op.3, Op.4, Op.8 and Op.9 – almost eight hours of stylish Vivaldi performances on Decca Collectors’ Edition, 475 7693 – also sells for around that price as a download from Passionato.com – here – but it was available at half price at the time of writing (£12.49 instead of £24.99).
 
The first two CDs, containing the Four Seasons and the remainder of Op.8 fall into the separately available category (93155, 2 CDs for around £8). These are good middle-of-the-road performances from 2006, played on period instruments by La Magnifica Comunità/Enrico Casazza, lacking only the distinctiveness of my favourite versions – Loveday/Marriner (Decca, Seasons only); Montanari/Dantone (Arts, Op.8 complete); Biondi (Virgin, Op.3 and Op.8 in a super-budget CD set for around £11.50, 6484082) and Pinnock (dal Segno or DGG Archiv, Seasons only). You’ll find a detailed comparison of these in a recent review – here. As introductory sets of Vivaldi go, however, these Casazza recordings are preferable to those of Claudio Scimone on a Warner Classics 2-CD set which I recently reviewed in download form in my March 2011/1 Download Roundup.
 
One considerable advantage of the Pinnock set on DGG is that it doesn’t contain a version of the Seasons, on the reasonable assumption that you already have a recording of them. If not, it allows you to choose – preferably from one of those which I mention above. You may even find that you need more than one – perhaps the Marriner for a version on modern instruments and Biondi or Dantone for period performances.
 
The Concerti solenni on CD5 are again available separately on 9198 (around £5). These performances are billed as first recordings. Once more they are provided by the period-instrument group La Magnifica Comunità, who also record for Tactus, though the disc is apparently not licensed from them like some of the discs in the box. RV316a and RV185 are variant forms of works which appeared as Op.4/6 and 7 and RV292 may well be the work of Antonio Cheller. Nevertheless, these are stylish performances of attractive music, well recorded.
 
I Filarmonici and Alberto Martini provide the Op.3 Concertos, L’Estro armonico, on CDs 3 and 4. They have made some recordings for Naxos – I enjoyed their Vivaldi Dresden Concertos and Veracini Overturtes and Concertos on that label, where Martini is a fine director and soloist – but these two discs are licensed from Tactus where they first appeared in 2004. Tempi are not, for the most part, hugely different from Trevor Pinnock’s (DGG Archiv set, above) but Martini sounds just a little sluggish by comparison. The recording is not ideal, though the sound improves – or the ear adjusts – after a while, but never completely: I noted the same hollowness on another Tactus recording featuring I Filarmonici in Pergolesi – see review.
 
The two discs of Op.3 together are short value – it’s usual to offer fillers with Op.3, as on the classic ASMF/Marriner set (formerly on Double Decca – grab it is you can – now, surprisingly, available only in a single-CD selection on Australian Decca Eloquence 467 4322), but that hardly matters when the whole box comes so cheaply and the playing is idiomatic and enjoyable, a modern-instrument ensemble to please even hardened authenticists if the recording were more amenable.
 
The Op.4 collection, la Stravaganza, is the neglected masterpiece among the named sets of concertos. I Filarmonici’s performances are stylish and well recorded, but, here and in Op.3 they are up against stiff competition from Fabio Biondi on the Virgin set to which I’ve referred in the case of Op.8 (above) and, for lovers of modern instruments, Neville Marriner on an inexpensive Double Decca set (444 8212, around £6.50, and generously coupled). The recording on CDs 16-17 is not ideal, but better than some of the other Tactus-derived CDs in the set.
 
The recording of La Cetra on CDs 18-19 is better, though a trifle bass-heavy. With a different violinist, too, Roberto Baraldi, in place of director Alberto Martini, I thought the performances rather more competitive than their Op.3 and Op.4: I enjoyed these performances and the competition here is less stiff, with the ASMF/Marriner versions, formerly on a Double Decca set, no longer available. Remember that the two Tactus CDs from which these performances are taken would cost more than half the price of the complete 40-CD Brilliant Box.
 
The Recorder Concertos (CD6) are available separately on Brilliant Classics 93804 (around £5). The period performances are good – stylish and well recorded – but it’s something of a moot question what constitutes a Vivaldi Recorder Concerto, since some of the music here was rehashed as part of the Op.10 Flute Concertos: La Tempesta di Mare, RV98, also features as Op.10/1, RV433, and La notte (RV439) is also Op.10/2. No matter – the Op.10 set is not included in this package –a surprise in view of its popularity. If you want the Op/10 concertos, they’re included in the DG Archiv 5-CD box (above) or separately in a decent set of performances on Naxos (Bela Drahos and the Esterházy Sinfonia, 8.553101).
 
What is on offer here, RV98, RV105 and RV439, 441-44, is a slightly different collection from what Naxos dubs the ‘complete recorder concertos’, RV95 and 441-5 (8.553829). Naxos also have a completely different collection on a CD entitled Recorder Concertos (8.557215): RV103, 92, 105, 94, 108, 87, and 101. A CPO collection, also dubbed ‘complete recorder concertos’ contains a different selection again: RV86, 108 and 441-5. (777 304-2 - see review.)
 
This was Cordevento’s recent debut album and it marks an auspicious start. I liked Bosgraaf’s performance of Telemann (Brilliant 93757 – see review), though I thought the complete disc of solo fantasias too unvaried for recommendation, a consideration which certainly doesn’t apply here, where you’re most unlikely to be bored.
 
I promised not to make too many comparisons, but I can’t help mentioning a recent recording by Mexican Baroque entitled Venice in Mexico, containing music by Vivaldi and his contemporary Giacomo Facco, on which the director Miguel Lawrence performs RV443 and 445 on sopranino recorder in really sprightly fashion. (Divine Art DDA25091). It’s Vivaldi with a difference, including mariachi instruments, vihuela and guitarrón, it contains RV445, absent from the Brilliant Box, and Facco’s two concertos, not otherwise available, are well worth hearing. It also mixes the two recorder concertos with works for other instruments and, for that reason, avoids the possibility of become sated with the sound of the recorder. I’ve seen that recording castigated for its complete abandonment of the period-performance principles on which most modern Vivaldi is based, but that’s the point – it’s a one-off fun recording from players who are clearly enjoying themselves.
 
On CDs 7-9, the Concertos and Symphonies for Strings, are recorded by the Budapest Strings on discs licensed from Nuova Era. Though they perform on modern instruments, these are stylish accounts, well recorded, on a par with their CD of seven concertos from Op.8 for Naxos, my copy of which has only recently gone off to the charity shop because of pressure of space in a collection which also contains several period-instrument versions of these works. The playing and/or the recording, licensed from Nuova Era, is a little heavier than we have become accustomed to, but I didn’t find that a major problem.
 
CD10, containing the Mandolin and Lute Concertos is new, recorded for Brilliant Classics in 2009 by L’Arte del’Arco directed by Federico Guglielmo. This disc, also available separately on Brilliant Classics 93810 (around £5), is one of the best in the set, offering a serious challenge to Il Giardino Armonico, recently reissued on Teldec 2564698542. I’d still recommend the Giardino in a straight fight, but the Brilliant single-CD costs much less and as a percentage of the box even less. L’Arte’s account of the Concertos with organ obbligato on CD12 is also very stylish.
 
Having written at some length about the Mandolin and Lute concertos, I find that they seem to have been replaced in Brilliant Classics’ final scheme – most confusingly, my review set seems not to accord in all details with what is advertised – see below for details, as far as I can work them out. No matter: as the review copy of CD10 is available separately – which is presumably one reason for the change – you can obtain it on 93810.
 
The stylish Opera Overtures on CD11 come from Vivaldi pluralists Modo Antiquo with Federico Maria Sardelli, fast and furious in the main but completely in character, or, as Mark Sealey puts it in his review of a later Modo Antiquo Vivaldi recording for Naïve, there’s lots of meaning in the way that the music is put together. The single CD of these is well worth having, if that’s all that you want (see above), outshining Scimone on Warner Apex, and the 2001 recording, licensed from Frame, is one of the most immediate in the whole set. I had time only to dip into this CD in order to get this review completed, but it’s one of the constituent parts of the set to which I shall be returning.
 
Modo Antiquo also contribute the multi-instrument Concerti per molti istromenti on CD25, another stylish set of performances in a good but slightly bass-heavy recording. I expected the performances of these showy works to be a little over-the-top in the Italian manner; if anything, they are rather restrained, but not unduly so. There’s some rare material here: as I noted in my review of Vivaldi’s music in The Rise of the North Italian Violin Concerto, Volume 3 (La Serenissima, AV2154 – see review), there are only two current recordings of RV562a and RV569, on that Avie recording and here, and both are enjoyable. I’m not going to try to choose, except to note that Modo Antiquo’s tempi are noticeably faster than their rivals, who live up to the serenity of their name. RV566 will be more familiar – I’ll leave you wondering in what alternative guise you’ve heard its finale.
 
The performances of ten Cello Concertos (CDs13-14) are rather heavy. Though they are not unenjoyable, they won’t really serve today – they are more in the style of I Musici’s 1960s performances: you may wish to supplement them with one or more of the volumes of the Naïve series on which the concertos are performed by Christophe Coin and Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini: I reviewed Volume 2 (OP30457) here.
 
Where the two recordings overlap, Coin and Antonini make the Heidelbergers sound over-large and liable to make too heavy weather of this beautiful music. For a smaller monetary layout, the Naxos series with Raphael Wallfisch, the City of London Sinfonia and Nicholas Kraemer will also bring greater satisfaction than these Heidelberg recordings, licensed from Capriccio. Compare the Naxos version of RV414 (Volume 4, 8.550910) with the Heidelberg performances and the latter sound laboured. The Naïve and Naxos recordings also offer more music, typically seven concertos against five on the Brilliant set. Both the rival recordings offer (much) faster tempi without losing the emotional power of the music.
 
I hadn’t expected to find two of Bach’s organ transcriptions of Vivaldi concertos, plus arrangements of BWV 972-973, 975, 976 and 978, in such a collection (CD15), but they receive stylish performances from Elena Barshai. There’s no information about the organ – it and the chosen registration are a little on the large side for Bach, but not unduly so – or even the date of the recording, but it’s given as DDD and I’ve no reason to doubt that it’s comparatively recent. It appears to have been extracted from a 2-CD Brilliant Classics release from 2006.
 
Like Antiquo Modo, Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini are Vivaldi pluralists, recording for Naïve as well as for Tactus, from whose catalogue the Concerti per archi (string concertos) on CD20 are taken. With Fabio Biondi, no less, as violin soloist, I could almost have guaranteed these 1988 performances without hearing them. As it is, with stylish playing and just about the best recording among the Tactus borrowings, only the short-ish playing time is at all a problem and, once again, the generous price takes care of that.
 
Il Giardino Armonico recorded the Concerti da camera or chamber concertos on CD21 for Nuova Era in 1988. Like Concerto Italiano they have since recorded for other labels, notably for Warner/Teldec. They have recorded several volumes of these chamber concertos for Teldec, but the selection of six on CD21 is very welcome.
 
Heinz Holliger, the oboist on CD22, is a stylish performer of baroque music. He’s partnered in the Oboe Concertos by I Musici, equally stylish performers of Bach and Vivaldi by the terms of their time. Though their style had come to be rather outdated by the time of these recordings for Philips in 1975 and 1981 – I doubt if the 1975 recordings are DDD, as the sleeve claims – these are some of their lighter and sprightlier offerings and I found them generally enjoyable, especially with Klaus Thunemann abetting ably on the bassoon in RV545 (tracks 7-9). RV454 is a variant of Op.8/9 and, though La Magnifica Comunità play it at marginally faster tempi on CD2, Holliger and co acquit themselves with distinction. Despite my doubts about the DDD provenance of RV463, the recording is good.
 
The Bassoon Concertos (CD23) are taken from an ASV recording, with Daniel Smith, the ECO and Sir Philip Ledger. I’m pleased to see that Universal, who now own ASV but don’t seem to know what to do with it, are beginning to license some of these recordings. I welcomed the Regis reissue of a Lassus recording from this stable in my April 2011/1 Download Roundup – here. (The Cardinall’s Musick, RRC1369, at super-budget price).
 
ASV recorded several volumes with these performers – surely rather earlier than the date of 1996 which Brilliant claim – but the single 71-minute selection here is probably enough for most listeners, despite the quality of the playing and recording. There’s a complete series on Naxos for those who wish to explore further.
 
Musica ad Rhenum contribute the bulk of the Concertos for diverse instruments on CD24, with Ensemble Florilegium adding the final Concerto in d. No provenance or venue is given for this 1993 recording, but the performances are stylish, with Manfred Kraemer (Musica ad Rhenum) and Rachel Podger (Florilegium) practically guaranteeing the outcome. The Concerto in D, Il gardellino (the goldfinch), a variant of the concerto of that name in the Op.10 set, receives a stylish and lively performance here.
 
Around this point there’s a discrepancy between my review copy and what is advertised as the finished product. CD21 is due to become a disc of Viola d’amore concertos – I can’t comment because in my case I have not got this. Nor do I have the Lute concertos which should form CD18, unless they overlap with the Mandolin and Lute concertos which form CD10 of my review set but not of the final version. Nor does the finished product seem to include my version of CD26, split between two mandolin concertos and three cello sonatas. From CD35 onwards, even more problems arise as to what I have received and what will be available – see below.
 
I was pleasantly surprised to find an opera recording here in the form of Il Teuzzone (CDs30-32), available separately on 93351 (3 CDs, around £9). To the best of my knowledge, this is the only recording of the work, composed for the 1719 Carnival season, but the performance is only so-so, with some squally singing, and you really do need the libretto and translation, which I assume are provided with the 3-CD set or the Tactus release on which the performance was first issued (TC672200). Not having heard this opera before, I found myself as much at sea as the average listener, though Stanford provide a synopsis – here. I did have some harmless fun working out which bits of this opera Vivaldi had ‘borrowed’ from which of his other works. Try spotting where track 24 of the first CD comes from – it’s a work included in this set.
 
My review copy came with no notes or texts – surely essential for the kind of beginning collector at whom the set is aimed and a disappointment when the Brilliant Classics set of Monteverdi’s Ritorno d’Ulisse comes with the most elaborate booklet that I’ve ever seen at less than full price, but the final article is being advertised with an extra CD-ROM, which will, presumably, supply the necessary – including the libretto of Teuzzone?
 
Even now Vivaldi’s cantatas and choral music are not the most common fare, so I was pleased to see that the set is rounded off with ten discs of this music – or would be if I were sure what was on my review copies and what will appear in the package on sale. In fact, there is even more confusion than on some of the earlier discs.
 
The review CDs 34 and 35 supposedly offer the Cantatas for soprano and basso continuo, with Rosanna Bertini (CD34) and Nicky Kennedy and Elena Cecchi Fedi (CD35) as soloists with Modo Antiquo and Federico Maria Sardelli. These will be CDs 32-33 in the final product. Modo Antiquo record for Naïve and CPO with the likes of Sandrine Piau and Philippe Jaroussky: see, for example, Mark Sealey’s enthusiastic review of Atenaïde on OP30438. You won’t find singing to equal that of Piau and Jaroussky here; Bertini falls not far short, but overall you’re not likely to be too disappointed. The recording displays none of the problems that I found with other Tactus offerings.
 
The only information that I have concerning the finished product for CDs 34 and 35 is that they will offer ‘Choral Works’. Though my review CD34 was what it claimed to be, CD35 turned out to be other than its was described – despite what the label and sleeve say, it’s actually Volume 35 of the final article. I appreciate that they changed their minds about the final order at some late stage, but it would have been helpful if Brilliant Classics had not only sent out a review set commensurate with the final version but also if what it says on the label and sleeve actually corresponded to what is on the disc.
 
In fact, iTunes with the assistance of Gracenote rode to the rescue and identified the music as Laudate pueri, RV600, In furore, RV626, and Nulla in mundo pax, RV630, performed by the Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Frigyes Sandór. Thesr are decent performances, but outclassed by the Hyperion recordings with the King’s Consort: RV600 on CDA66829; RV626 and 630 on CDA66779.
 
I can’t, therefore, comment on the performances on what will be Volume 33 of the set. Thankfully, however, CDs 36-40 are what they claim to be in both versions.
 
I was surprised to find the less well-known Gloria, RV588, but disappointed that it was not combined with the better known Gloria RV598, as Naïve do (Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini, OP304850) – indeed the better-known work is not included in the box.
 
The performances of Gloria and Stabat mater (CD36) are offered by the same reliable team who recorded the Brilliant Box of Bach’s Cantatas, the Netherlands Bach Collegium directed by Pieter Jan Leusink. Reliable is the word here. The Introduction to the Gloria, RV389, gets off to a good start with sprightly tempi, but the alto (countertenor) Sytse Buwalda, suffers from the plumminess that all too often affects altos, so that the words tend to get lost. I defy you to hear more than the last word of In tua solemni pompa at the start of track 2. The other soloists are much more attractive and the Bach Collegium and the other performers largely make amends, though the weaknesses of the Holland Boys’ Choir are too often all too apparent. (Listen to track 4, Et in terra pax, for example – and see Robert Hugill’s review of the original single-CD release.)
 
Alessandrini may be rather fast in this music, but once you have heard his recording with Sara Mingardo in RV588 this Brilliant performance comes as an inevitable disappointment. I don’t expect to listen to Leusink’s team too often, but the rather better performance of the Stabat mater makes amends – and, of course, this is a rare dud in such a reasonably-priced box.
 
Leusink and his team also contribute CDs 37-40. Here again generally attractive performances suffer from individual shortcomings – including, in the case of CD38, very short playing time – but in general the contributions are more reliable than in the Gloria. Provided that you don’t try detailed comparison, the Magnificat on CD38 and its three companions make enjoyable listening. In fact, Leusink’s tempi are almost as sprightly as those of Robert King and the King’s Consort (RV610a on Hyperion CDA66769) and Jean Lamon, with Emma Kirkby et al (610b), also for Hyperion, on their budget label Hyperion (CDH55190) and, though the singing on both Hyperion versions is clearly superior, you won’t be seriously disappointed with Leusink’s team.
 
To return, then, to where I began: disregard the few below-par CDs in the set and what you have left offers a tremendous bargain to beginners and those who have already collected a few Vivaldi recordings alike. Even with the discrepancies between my review copies and the advertised package, this has to be a bargain. With the promised CD-ROM which, I trust, will provide the missing texts, the bargain is better still.
 
Brian Wilson
 

 
Track details, as given on review copy:
 
CDs 1-2 Violin Concertos Op.8/1-12, including Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)
La Magnifica Comunità/Enrico Casazza.
Rec. 2006. DDD. [58:57 + 57:13]
CDs 3-4 L’Estro Armonico, Concertos Op.3/1-12
I Filarmonici/Alberto Martini.
Rec. 1996. DDD. [46:11 + 54:32]
CD5 Otto concerti solenni, RV197, RVAnh85, RV155, RV316a, RV185, RV247, RV292 and RV134
La Magnifica Comunità/Enrico Casazza (violin)
Rec. Venice, 2009. DDD. [69:45]
CD6 Recorder Concertos
Erik Bosgraaf (recorders); Cordevento (on period instruments).
Rec. Deventer, Holland, 2009. DDD. [66:06]
CDs 7-9 Concertos and Symphonies for Strings
Budapest String/Béla Bánfalvi (vioin).
Rec. 1991. DDD. [49:46 + 50:56 +60:48]
CD10 Mandolin and Lute Concertos (but see text for contents of final package)
Mauro Squillante, Davide Rebuffa (mandolins); Diego Cantalupi (archlute); Pietro Prosser (baroque lute); L’Arte dell’Arco/Federico Guglielmo
Rec. Vicenza, March 2009. DDD. [68:46]
CD11 Opera Overtures: la fida Ninfa [1:12]; Arsilda [5:06]; Il Giustino [8:04]; Bajazet [6:20]; L’Olimpiade [5:44]; La Senna Festeggiante – Sinfonia [6:32] and Ouverture [3:41]; La Griselda [5:58]; Il Teuzzone [5:27]; L’Ottone in villa [4:35]; Il Farnace [5:00]; L’incoronazione di Dario [5:06]; Armida [6:48]; La Dorilla [0:55]
Modo Antiquo/Federico Maria Sardelli
Rec. November 2001. DDD. [67:12]
CD12 Concerti con organo obbligato (Organ Concertos)
Roberto Loreggian (organ); L’Arte del Arco/Federico Guglielmo.
Rec. Padua 2010. DDD [60:42]
CDs13-14 Cello Concertos 1-2
Philippe Muller (cello); Marnik van der Velde, Henri Foehr (cellos)
Heildelberg Chamber Orchestra/Klaus Preis
Rec. 1989. DDD. [53:50 + 45:34]
CD15 Vivaldi Concertos transcribed for Organ by J.S. Bach
Elena Barshai (organ)
Rec.? [69:55]
CDs 16-17 La Stravaganza, Violin Concertos Op.4/1-12
Orchestra da Camera ‘I Filarmonici’
Rec. 1996. DDD [57:35 + 50:01]
CDs 18-19 La Cetra, Violin Concertos Op.9/1-12
Orchestra da Camera ‘I Filarmonici’
Rec. 1997. DDD [58:38 + 55:11]
CD20 Concerti per Archi
Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini
Rec. 1988. DDD [56:10]
CD21 Concerti da Camera
Il Giardino Armonico
Rec. 1988. DDD [50:43]
CD22 Oboe Concertos
Heinz Holliger (oboe)/I Musici
Rec. 1975. ADD? 1981. DDD
CD23 Bassoon Concertos
Daniel Smith (bassoon); English Chamber Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger
Rec. 1996 (?) DDD [71:13]
CD24 Concertos for Diverse Instruments
Musica ad Rhenum
Rec.1995. DDD. [51:59]
CD25 Concerti per molti Istromenti
Modo Antiquo
Rec. 1997. DDD. [53:29]
CD26 Mandolin Concertos, RV460 and 554; Cello Sonatas, RV46, 42 and 44 (but see text for contents of final package)
Marten Scheffer (mandolin); Malipiero Ensemble/Krijn Koetsveld
Viola de Hoogh (cello); Mike Fentross (theorbo); Krijn Koestveld (organ)
Rec. 2000. DDD [57:53]
CDs 27-28 Sonatas for cello and basso continuo, 1-9
Jaap ter Linden (cello); Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord); Judith-Maria Becker (cello)
Rec. 2007 [62:59 + 48:14]
CD29 Sonatas and trios for Flute(s) and continuo
Conserto Musico – rec.? [64:20]
CDs 30-32 Il Teuzzone
Maurizia Barazzoni, Mauro Pagano, Fernanda Piccini, Susanna Bortolanei, Angelo Manzotti, Marcello Lippi, Andrea Favari
Orchestra dell’Opera Barocca di Guastalla/Sandro Volta
Rec.1996. DDD [75:40 + 57:30 + 63:04]
CD33 Cantatas for soprano and alto
Alessandra Ruffini (soprano); Caterina Calvi (alto); Ensemble Concerto/Roberto Gini – Rec.1990. DDD [61:52]
CDs 34-35 Cantatas for soprano and basso continuo (but see text for contents of final package)
Rossana Bertini, Nicky Kennedy, Elena Cecchi Fedi (soprano); Modo Antiquo/Federico Maria Sardelli
Rec.1995, 1999. DDD [52:54 + 54:42]
CD36 Gloria; Stabat Mater
Soloists; Holland Boys’ Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink
Rec.2000. DDD [50:18]
CD37 Dixit Dominus; Nisi Dominus
Soloists; Holland Boys’ Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink
Rec.2000. DDD [52:34]
CD38 Magnificat; Psalmus RV6o4; Credidi propter quod; Amor hai vinto – rec.2000.
Soloists; Holland Boys’ Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink
Rec. 2000. DDD [42:04]
CDs 39-40 Cantatas for Soprano and Alto
Marjon Strijk (soprano); Sytse Buwalda (alto); Holland Boys’ Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink
Rec. 2000. DDD [62:47 + 58:26]

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VIVALDI
EDITION

CD1
IL CIMENTO DELL’ARMONIA E DELL’INVENTIONE
12 Concertos for violin, strings and continuo Op.8 Nos. 1–6
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/1

La Magnifica Comunità · Enrico Casazza violin and director
Total time: 58’57
Recording: June 2006, Chiesa S.Alessandro, Villongo, Italy
Producer: Gian Andrea Lodovici
Sound engineer: Matteo Costa

Concerto in E Op.8 No.1 RV269
‘La primavera’ (Spring)
1 I. Allegro 3’24
2 II. Allegro e pianissimo 2’16
sempre
3 III. Danza pastorale: Allegro 3’40

Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2
RV315 ‘L’estate’ (Summer)
4 I. Allegro non molto 5’49
5 II. Adagio – Presto 2’12
6 III. Presto 2’41

Concerto in F Op.8 No.3 RV293
‘L’autunno’ (Autumn)
7 I. Allegro 5’00
8 II. Adagio 3’00
9 III. Allegro 3’03

Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4
RV297 ‘L’inverno’ (Winter)
10 I. Allegro non molto 3’12
11 II. Largo 2’05
12 III. Allegro 3’02

Concerto in E flat Op.8 No.5 RV253
‘La tempesta di mare’
13 I. Presto 2’48
14 II. Largo 2’43
15 III. Presto 3’28

Concerto in C Op.8 No.6 RV180
‘Il piacere’
16 I. Allegro 3’06
17 II. Largo e cantabile 3’09
18 III. Allegro 2’47
Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione
12 Concertos for violin, strings and continuo Op.8 Nos. 1–6
Concertos Nos. 1–4: Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons)

CD2

IL CIMENTO DELL’ARMONIA E DELL’INVENTIONE
12 Concertos for violin, strings and continuo Op.8 Nos. 7–12
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/2

La Magnifica Comunità · Enrico Casazza violin and director
Total time: 57’13
Recording: June 2006, Chiesa S.Alessandro, Villongo, Italy
Producer: Gian Andrea Lodovici
Sound engineer: Matteo Costa

Concerto in D minor Op.8 No.7
RV242
1 I. Allegro 3’11
2 II. Largo 1’47
3 III. Allegro 2’46

Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.8
RV332
4 I. Allegro 3’12
5 II. Largo 3’23
6 III. Allegro (molto vivace) 3’47

Concerto in D minor Op.8 No.9
RV454
7 I. Allegro (moderato) 2’56
8 II. Largo 2’22
9 III. Allegro 2’29

Concerto in B flat Op.8 No.10
RV362 ‘La caccia’
10 I. Allegro 3’36
11 II. Adagio 2’47
12 III. Allegro 2’33

Concerto in D Op.8 No.11 RV210
13 I. Allegro 4’38
14 II. Largo 2’13
15 III. Allegro 4’50

Concerto in C Op.8 No.12 RV449
16 I. Allegro 3’18
17 II. Largo 2’39
18 III. Allegro 3’14
Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione
12 Concertos for violin, strings and continuo Op.8 Nos. 7–12


CD3
L’ESTRO ARMONICO
Concertos Op.3 Nos. 1–6
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/3

Violin soloists: Stefano Pagliani (1, 3, 4) · Alberto Martini (1, 2, 4, 5)
Enrico Balboni (1, 4, 6) · Ettore Pellegrino (1, 2, 4, 5)
Orchestra da camera ‘I Filarmonici’ / Alberto Martini
Total time: 46’11
Recording: 1996
Licensed from Tactus, Italy

Concerto No.1 in D RV549
for 4 violins, cello, strings & b.c.
1 I. Allegro 2’48
2 II. Largo e spiccato 2’36
3 III. Allegro 2’14

Concerto No.2 in G minor RV578
for 2 violins, cello, strings & b.c.
4 I. Adagio e spiccato 1’50
5 II. Allegro 2’24
6 III. Larghetto 2’39
7 IV. Allegro 2’28

Concerto No.3 in G RV310
for violin, strings & b.c.
8 I. Allegro 2’08
9 II. Largo 2’11
10 III. Allegro 2’13

Concerto No.4 in E minor RV550
for 4 violins, strings & b.c.
11 I. Andante 2’05
12 II. Allegro assai 2’20
13 III. Adagio 0’34
14 IV. Allegro 1’45

Concerto No.5 in A RV519
for 2 violins, strings & b.c.
15 I. Allegro 2’40
16 II. Largo 2’01
17 III. Allegro 2’29

Concerto No.6 in A minor RV356
for violin, strings & b.c.
18 I. Allegro 3’01
19 II. Largo 2’24
20 III. Allegro 2’22
L’estro armonico
Concertos Op.3 Nos. 1–6


CD4

Concertos Op.3 Nos. 7–12
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/4

Violin soloists: Stefano Pagliani (7, 8, 10) · Alberto Martini (7, 10, 11, 12)
Enrico Balboni (7, 8, 10, 11) · Ettore Pellegrino (7, 9, 10)
Orchestra da camera ‘I Filarmonici’ / Alberto Martini

Concerto No.7 in F RV567 for
4 violins, cello, strings & b.c.
1 I. Andante 2’18
2 II. Adagio 1’17
3 III. Allegro – 2’30
4 Adagio 0’55
5 IV. Allegro 1’17

Concerto No.8 in A minor RV522 for
2 violins, strings & b.c.
6 I. Allegro 3’23
7 II. Larghetto e spiritoso 3’57
8 III. Allegro 3’08

Concerto No.9 in D RV230 for
violin, strings & b.c.
9 I. Allegro 1’50
10 II. Larghetto 3’52
11 III. Allegro 2’00

Concerto No.10 in B minor RV580
for 4 violins, cello, strings & b.c.
12 I. Allegro 3’26
13 II. Largo – 1’00
14 Larghetto 1’25
15 III. Allegro 3’12

Concerto No.11 in D minor RV565
for 2 violins, cello, strings & b.c.
16 I. Allegro – 0’47
17 Adagio e spiccato – 0’23
18 Allegro 2’34
19 II. Largo e spiccato 2’49
20 III. Allegro 2’19

Concerto No.12 in E RV265 for
violin, strings & b.c.
21 I. Allegro 3’26
22 II. Largo 3’21
23 III. Allegro 2’30
L’estro armonico
Concertos Op.3 Nos. 7–12
Total time: 54’32
Recording: 1996
Licensed from Tactus, Italy

CD5
OTTO CONCERTI SOLENNI
First recordings
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/5
Total timing: 69’45
Recording: 2009, Chiesa Parrocchiale di Cavarzere,Venice
Producer: Gabriele Rebotti
Editions: Pablo Queipo de Llano

Concerto for strings and basso continuo
in C minor RV197
1 I. Allegro 3’31
2 II. Largo 2’39
3 III. Allegro 1’44

Sinfonia for strings and basso continuo
in A RVAnh.85
4 I. Allegro 2’07
5 II. Andante 2’47
6 III. Allegro 3’50

Concerto for two violins, strings and
basso continuo in G minor RV155
7 I. Adagio 2’19
8 II. Allegro 3’49
9 III. Largo 3’38
10 IV. Allegro 4’19

Concerto for strings and basso continuo
in G minor RV316
11 I. Allegro 2’31
12 II. Adagio 1’12
13 III. Fuga da Capella: 1’53
Allegro alla breve

Concerto for strings and basso continuo
in C RV185
14 I. Andante molto e spiccato 1’05
15 II. Allegro 2’28
16 III. Largo 1’27
17 IV. Allegro non molto 2’20

Concerto for two violins, strings and
basso continuo in D minor RV247
18 I. Allegro 2’46
19 II. Grave 3’12
20 III. Allegro 3’01

Concerto for strings and basso continuo
in F RV292
21 I. Largo 2’28
22 II. Allegro 2’13
23 III. Adagio 0’49
24 IV. Allegro 4’13

Concerto for strings and basso continuo
in E minor RV134
25 I. Allegro 2’46
26 II. Largo 1’30
27 III. Allegro 2’34
Otto concerti solenni – First recordings
La Magnifica Comunità (on period instruments)
Enrico Casazza first violin and director
Editions: Pablo Queipo de Llano


CD6
RECORDER CONCERTOS
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/6

Recorder Concertos
Recorded: 21–23 January 2009, Doopsgezinde Kerk, Deventer
Total time: 66’06 · Recording and editing: Peter Arts
Erik Bosgraaf recorders
Cordevento (on period instruments)
Sophie Rebreyend oboe · Benny Aghassi bassoon
Zefira Valova solo violin/violin I · Ivan Iliev violin II · David Woolfrey viola
Linda Mantcheva cello · Silvia Jiménez Soriano double bass
Alessandro Pianu harpsichord/organ · Izhar Elias guitar

Concerto in C RV444
Sopranino recorder, violin I & II, viola, basso
continuo
1 I. Allegro non molto 4’08
2 II. Largo 2’17
3 III. Allegro molto 3’06

Concerto in G minor RV439 ‘La notte’
Alto recorder, violin I & II, bassoon, basso
continuo
4 I. Largo 2’39
5 II. Presto – Largo – Andante –
Presto (Fantasmi) 2’47
6 III. Largo (Il sonno) 2’10
7 IV. Allegro 2’50

Concerto in F RV98 ‘Tempesta di mare’
Alto recorder, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola,
basso continuo
8 I. [Allegro] 2’07
9 II. Largo 2’08
10 III. Presto 2’00

Concerto in G minor RV105
Alto recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon, basso
continuo
11 I. Allegro 3’05
12 II. Largo 2’25
13 III. [Allegro molto] 3’36

Concerto in F RV442
Alto recorder, violin I & II, viola, basso continuo
(‘Tutti gli strumenti Sordini’)
14 I. Allegro non molto 3’20
15 II. Largo cantabile 3’03
16 III. Allegro 1’47

Concerto in C minor RV441
Alto recorder, violin I & II, viola, basso continuo
17 I. Allegro non molto 5’00
18 II. Largo 2’43
19 III. [Allegro] 3’26

Concerto in C RV443
Sopranino recorder, violin I & II, viola,
basso continuo
20 I. [Allegro] 3’48
21 II. Largo 3’44
22 III. Allegro molto 2’50

CD7
CONCERTOS AND SYMPHONIES
FOR STRINGS VOL. I
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/7
Budapest Strings
Béla Bánfalvi violin
& concert master
Total time: 49’46
Recording: 1991
Licensed from Nuova Era, Italy

Concerto in C RV109
1 I. Allegro 1’30
2 II. Adagio 1’13
3 III. Allegro molto 1’06

Concerto in C minor RV120
4 I. Allegro non molto 2’15
5 II. Largo 1’52
6 III. Allegro 2’03

Concerto in D RV126
7 I. Allegro 1’36
8 II. Andante 2’28
9 III. Allegro molto 1’10

Concerto in D minor RV129
‘Madrigalesco’
10 I. Adagio 0’57
11 II. Allegro 1’30
12 III. Adagio 0’38
13 IV. Allegro moderato 0’46

Sinfonia in E RV131
14 I. Allegro 1’23
15 II. Andante 1’56
16 III. Allegro 1’01

Concerto in E minor RV134
17 I. Allegro moderato 2’36
18 II. Andante 1’57
19 III. Allegro 1’36

Concerto in F minor RV143
20 I. Allegro 2’26
21 II. Adagio 0’48
22 III. Allegro assai 2’26

Concerto in G RV151 ‘Alla rustica’
23 I. Presto 1’20
24 II. Adagio 0’45
25 III. Allegro 1’39

Concerto in G minor RV155
26 I. Adagio 1’48
27 II. Allegro 1’30
28 III. Largo 3’46
29 IV. Allegro 2’30

Concertos and Symphonies for Strings Vol. I
CD8
CONCERTOS AND SYMPHONIES
FOR STRINGS VOL. II
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/8
Budapest Strings / Béla Bánfalvi violin & concert master
Total time 50’56
Recording: 1991
Licensed from Nuova Era, Italy

Concerto in C RV110
1 I. Allegro 1’54
2 II. Largo 1’04
3 III. Allegro 1’09

Concerto in C minor RV118
4 I. Allegro 2’21
5 II. Largo 2’11
6 III. Allegro 1’29

Concerto in D RV123
7 I. Allegro 2’09
8 II. Adagio 1’19
9 III. Allegro 2’20

Concerto in D minor RV127
10 I. Allegro 1’41
11 II. Largo 1’23
12 III. Allegro 1’12

Concerto in F RV136
13 I. Allegro 1’43
14 II. Andante 2’01
15 III. Minuetto: Allegro 1’12

Concerto in F RV142
16 I. Allegro molto 1’44
17 II. Andante molto 1’28
18 III. Allegro molto 1’42

Concerto in G RV145
19 I. Allegro molto 1’38
20 II. Andante e sempre 2’02
pianissimo
21 III. Presto 0’56

Concerto in G minor RV156
22 I. Allegro 3’04
23 II. Adagio 1’21
24 III. Allegro 2’06

Concerto in A RV159
25 I. Allegro 1’27
26 II. Adagio 1’15
27 III. Allegro 1’56

Concerto in A minor RV161
28 I. Allegro 1’39
29 II. Largo 1’15
30 III. Allegro 1’10
Concertos and Symphonies for Strings Vol. II


CD9
CONCERTOS AND SYMPHONIES
FOR STRINGS VOL. III
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/9
Total time: 60’48
Recording: 1991
Licensed from Nuova Era, Italy

Sinfonia in C RV112
1 I. Allegro 1’59
2 II. Andante 1’52
3 III. Presto 0’42

Concerto in C RV113
4 I. Allegro 2’00
5 II. Grave 1’46
6 III. Allegro 3’07

Concerto in D RV121
7 I. Allegro molto 2’14
8 II. Adagio 1’01
9 III. Allegro 2’00

Concerto in D minor RV128
10 I. Allegro non molto 2’37
11 II. Largo 1’42
12 III. Allegro 1’52

Sonata a 4 ‘Al Santo Sepolcro’ RV130
13 I. Largo molto 3’05
14 II. Allegro ma poco 3’36

Sinfonia in E RV132
15 I. Allegro 4’13
16 II. Andante 2’03
17 III. Allegro 2’32

Concerto in E minor RV133
18 I. Allegro 2’22
19 II. Largo 1’45
20 III. Allegro 2’07

Sinfonia in G RV149
21 I. Allegro molto 1’52
22 II. Andante 1’34
23 III. Allegro 2’06

Concerto in G minor RV152
24 I. Allegro molto 1’57
25 II. Andante molto 1’50
26 III. Allegro molto 1’49

Concerto in B flat RV164
27 I. Allegro 1’59
28 II. Adagio 0’58
29 III. Allegro 1’23
Concertos and Symphonies for Strings Vol. III
Budapest Strings
Béla Bánfalvi violin & concert master


CD10
MANDOLIN AND LUTE CONCERTOS
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/10
Total time: 68’46
Performing edition from the sources by L’Arte dell’Arco
Recording: 27–30 March 2009, Chiesa di S.Maria Annunziata, Sovizzo Colle, Vicenza
Producer: Fabio Framba
Recording engineer: Marco Lincetto · Editing: Fabio Framba
Mandolin and Lute Concertos

Concerto in G RV532 for two mandolins,
strings and continuo (msc I-Tn, Giordano)
1 I. Allegro 3’54
2 II. Andante 4’21
3 III. Allegro 3’32

Concerto in C RV425 for mandolin,
strings and continuo (msc I-Tn, Giordano)
4 I. Allegro 2’37
5 II. Largo 3’18
6 III. (Allegro) 2’07

Trio in G minor RV85 for violin, lute and
basso (msc I-Tn,Foà; ‘per Sua Eccellenza Conte
Wrtby’)
7 I. Andante molto 4’02
8 II. Larghetto 3’01
9 III. Allegro 1’50

Concerto in D RV93 for two violins, lute
and basso (msc I-Tn,Foà; ‘per Sua Eccellenza
Conte Wrtby’)
10 I. (Allegro) 3’30
11 II. Largo 4’14
12 III. Allegro 2’11

Trio in C RV82 for violin, lute and basso
(msc I-Tn, Giordano; ‘per Sua Eccellenza Conte
Wrtby’)
13 I. Allegro 4’06
14 II. Larghetto 3’03
15 III. Allegro 1’53

Concerto in D minor RV540 for viola
d’amore, lute, strings and basso
(msc D-Dl, ‘con Viola d’amor, e Leuto, e con tutti
gli’Istromenti sordini’ )
16 I. Allegro 5’24
17 II. Largo 3’01
18 III. Allegro 3’35

Concerto in A RV780 for harpsichord,
strings and continuo (msc I-Tb, Giordano)
19 I. Allegro 3’44
20 II. Andante 2’12
21 III. Allegro 3’11

L’Arte dell’Arco / Federico Guglielmo concert master
Mauro Squillante (RV532/II, RV425), Davide Rebuffa (RV532/I) mandolins
Diego Cantalupi (RV85/93/82) archlute · Pietro Prosser (RV540) baroque lute
Mario Paladin (RV540) viola d’amore · Nicola Reniero (RV780) harpsichord

CD11
OPERA OVERTURES
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/11
Modo Antiquo / Federico Maria Sardelli
Total time: 67’12
Recording: November 2001, S. Angiolo Vico l’Abate, Italy
Producer: Paolo Paolini · Sound engineer: Marzio Benelli
Licensed from Frame Records, Italy

Opera Overtures
La Fida Ninfa (Tempesta di mare)
1 Allegro molto – Presto 1’12
Arsilda
2 Allegro 1’47
3 Andante – Allegro 3’19
Il Giustino
4 [Allegro] 2’33
5 [Andante] – Allegro 3’31
Bajazet
6 Allegro 2’20
7 Andante molto – Allegro 4’00
L’Olimpiade
8 Allegro 2’12
9 Andante – Allegro 3’32
La Sena festeggiante – Sinfonia
10 Allegro 2’22
11 Andante molto – Allegro molto 4’10
La Sena festeggiante – Ouverture
12 Adagio – Presto – [Adagio} 2’40
13 Allegro molto 1’01
La Griselda
14 Allegro 1’57
15 Andante – Allegro 4’01
Il Teuzzone
16 Allegro 1’52
17 Andante – Allegro 3’33
L’Ottone in villa
18 Allegro 2’45
19 Larghetto – [Allegro] 1’50
Il Farnace
20 Allegro 1’53
21 Andante – [Presto] 3’07
L’incoronazione di Dario
22 Allegro 2’21
23 [Andante] – Presto 2’43
Armida
24 Allegro 1’43
25 [Andante] – Allegro 3’05
La Dorilla
26 I. Allegro 0’53

CD12
CONCERTI ‘CON ORGANO OBBLIGATO’
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/12
Recording: 26–28 September 2007, Sala superiore
(Capitolo della Confraternita), Oratorio di S. Bovo (XVII sec.), Padua
Producer and editor: Fabio Framba
Recording engineer: Marco Lincetto
Performing edition from the sources by Federico Guglielmo
P and C 2010 Brilliant Classics
Concerti ‘con organo obbligato’

Concerto for violin, organ, strings and
continuo in D minor RV541
(msc I-Tn, Giordano)
1 I. Allegro 3’21
2 II. Grave 2’29
3 III. (Allegro) 2’01

Concerto for violin, organ, strings and
continuo in F RV542
(msc D-Dl)
4 I. (Allegro) 3’56
5 II. (Largo) 2’37
6 III. Allegro 7’02

Sonata for violin, oboe, organ and
salmoè in C RV779 (msc D-Dl, “a Violino,
Oboè e Organo obbligati et anco se piace il Salmoè”)
7 I. Andante 3’45
8 II. Allegro 4’06
9 III. Largo cantabile 2’05
10 IV. Allegro 4’19

Concerto for violin, organ, strings and
continuo in C minor RV766
(msc GB-Lam)
11 I. Allegro 2’36
12 II. Largo 1’19
13 III. Allegro 2’18

Concerto for violin, organ, strings and
continuo in F RV767
(msc GB-Lam)
14 I. Allegro 3’11
15 II. Larghetto 1’56
16 III. Allegro 2’12

Concerto for violin, cello, organ, strings
and continuo in C RV554
(msc I-Tb, Foà)
17 I. (Allegro) 4’22
18 II. (Adagio) 3’26
19 III. (Allegro) 3’29
Roberto Loreggian organ
L’Arte dell’Arco
Federico Guglielmo solo violin and concert master · Stefano Zanchetta violin
Massimo Piva viola · Francesco Montaruli cello · Alessandro Sbrogiò violone
Andrea Mion oboe · Luca Lucchetta salmoè

CD13
CELLO CONCERTOS VOL. I
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/13
Philippe Muller cello
Marnik van de Velde, Henri Foehr cello (tracks 13–15)
Heidelberger Kammerorchester / Klaus Preis
Total time: 53’50
Recording: 1989
Licensed from Capriccio, Germany

Cello Concertos Vol. I
Concerto in C minor RV403
1 I. Allegro non molto 4’23
2 II. Adagio 2’46
3 III. Allegro ma non molto 3’23

Concerto in D minor RV407
4 I. Allegro non molto 3’35
5 II. Andante 2’27
6 III. Minuet 3’45

Concerto in G RV414
7 I. Allegro molto 4’22
8 II. Largo 4’05
9 III.Allegro 3’37

Concerto in B minor RV242
10 I. Allegro non molto 4’18
11 II. Largo 2’52
12 III.Allegro 3’35

Concerto for two cellos in
G minor RV531
13 I. Allegro 3’55
14 II. Andante 2’52
15 III.Allegro 3’25


CD14
CELLO CONCERTOS VOL. II
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/14
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Philippe Muller cello
Heidelberger Kammerorchester / Klaus Preis
Total time: 45’34
Recording: 1989
Licensed from Capriccio, Germany
Cello Concertos Vol. II

Concerto in D RV403
1 I. Allegro 2’59
2 II. Affettuoso 1’21
3 III. Allegro vivace 3’27

Concerto in A minor RV418
4 I. Allegro 3’35
5 II. Andante 3’42
6 III. Allegro 1’47

Concerto in F RV412
7 I. Allegro 3’20
8 II. Largo 1’27
9 III. Allegro molto 2’27

Concerto in G RV120
10 I. Allegro 4’00
11 II. Largo 3’10
12 III.Allegro 3’12

Concerto in E flat RV408
13 I. Allegro non molto 3’38
14 II. Largo 5’01
15 III. Allegro 2’22


CD15
CONCERTOS TRANSCRIBED FOR
ORGAN BY J.S. BACH
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/15
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Elena Barshai, organ
Silbermann organ of Arlesheim Cathedral (Switzerland)
*Arr. E. Barshai
Total time: 69’55
Recording engineers: Igor Weprinzev, Lena Buneeva, Malgorzata Albinska
Multitrack recording: Hanspeter Mäglin
Mastering: Tonstudio HM-Produktion
Hans-Peter Mäglin, Vladimir Kiselev, Malgorzata Albinska
Natalija Malina (assistant)
Concertos transcribed for organ by J.S. Bach

Concerto in C BWV976*
1 I. Allegro 4’06
2 II. Largo 3’19
3 III. Allegro 3’28

Concerto in G BWV592
4 I. Allegro 3’42
5 II. Grave 2’48
6 III. Presto 1’55

Concerto in D BWV972*
7 I. Allegro 2’24
8 II. Larghetto 4’16
9 III. Allegro 2’44

Concerto in G minor BWV975*
10 I. Allegro 3’48
11 II. Largo 4’45
12 III. Giga: Presto 2’04

Concerto in F BWV978*
13 I. Allegro 2’46
14 II. Largo 2’40
15 III. Allegro 2’42

Concerto in A minor BWV593
16 I. Allegro 4’29
17 II. Adagio 4’00
18 III. Allegro 4’20

Concerto in G BWV973*
19 I. Allegro 3’03
20 II. Largo 3’45
21 III. Allegro 2’40


CD16
LA STRAVAGANZA
Violin Concertos Op.4 Nos. 1–6
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/16
Total time: 57’35
Recording: 1996
Licensed from Tactus, Italy
La stravaganza
Violin Concertos Op.4 Nos. 1–6

Concerto No.1 in B flat
1 I. Allegro 3’13
2 II. Largo 3’04
3 III. Allegro 2’34

Concerto No.2 in E minor
4 I. Allegro 4’16
5 II. Largo 2’30
6 III. Allegro 3’21

Concerto No.3 in G
7 I. Allegro 2’59
8 II. Largo 3’12
9 III. Allegro 3’34

Concerto No.4 in A minor
10 I. Allegro 2’57
11 II. Grave 2’30
12 III. Allegro 2’47

Concerto No.5 in A
13 I. Allegro 3’42
14 II. Largo 2’50
15 III. Allegro moderato 3’33

Concerto No.6 in G minor
16 I. Allegro 2’45
17 II. Largo 2’55
18 III. Allegro 4’04
Alberto Martini violin
Orchestra da Camera ‘I Filarmonici’

CD17
LA STRAVAGANZA
Violin Concertos Op.4 Nos. 7–12
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/17
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
La stravaganza
Violin Concertos Op.4 Nos. 7–12

Concerto No.7 in C
1 I. Largo 1’51
2 II. Allegro molto 2’12
3 III. Largo 1’52
4 IV. Allegro 2’09

Concerto No.8 in D minor
5 I. Allegro 2’51
6 II. Adagio 1’37
7 III. Allegro 3’31

Concerto No.9 in F
8 I. Allegro 2’56
9 II. Largo 2’06
10 III. Allegro 2’31

Concerto No.10 in C minor
11 I. Spiritoso 3’03
12 II. Adagio 2’16
13 III. Allegro 3’02

Concerto No.11 in D
14 I. Allegro 2’35
15 II. Largo 1’53
16 III. Allegro assai 1’52

Concerto No.12 in G minor
17 I. Spiritoso e non presto 2’42
18 II. Largo 4’05
19 III. Allegro 4’00
Alberto Martini violin
Orchestra da Camera ‘I Filarmonici’
Total time: 50’01
Recording: 1996
Licensed from Tactus, Italy



CD18
LA CETRA
Violin Concertos Op.9 Nos. 1–6
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/18
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
La cetra
Violin Concertos Op.9 Nos. 1–6

Concerto No.1 in C
1 I. Allegro 3’09
2 II. Largo 2’39
3 III. Allegro 2’36

Concerto No.2 in A
4 I. Allegro 3’53
5 II. Largo 2’25
6 III. Allegro 3’00

Concerto No.3 in G minor
7 I. Allegro non molto 3’19
8 II. Largo 2’54
9 III. Allegro non molto 3’30

Concerto No.4 in E
10 I. Allegro non molto 4’18
11 II. Largo 2’47
12 III. Allegro non molto 3’31

Concerto No.5 in A minor
13 I. Adagio 0’26
14 II. Presto 2’36
15 III. Largo 1’51
16 IV. Allegro 3’07

Concerto No.6 in A
17 I. Allegro 3’43
18 II. Largo 3’04
19 III. Allegro non molto 4’31
Roberto Baraldi violin
Orchestra da camera ‘I Filarmonici’
Total time: 58’38
Recording: 1997
Licensed from Tactus, Italy

CD19
LA CETRA
Violin Concertos Op.9 Nos. 7–12
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/19
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Roberto Baraldi violin
Orchestra da camera ‘I Filarmonici’
Total time: 55’11
Recording: 1997
Licensed from Tactus, Italy
La cetra
Violin Concertos Op.9 Nos. 7–12

Concerto No.7 in B flat
1 I. Allegro 2’56
2 II. Largo 1’41
3 III. Allegro 3’08

Concerto No.8 in D minor
4 I. Allegro 3’34
5 II. Largo 3’00
6 III. Allegro 2’54

Concerto No.9 in B flat
7 I. Allegro 3’25
8 II. Largo e spiccato 2’21
9 III. Allegro 2’38

Concerto No.10 in G
10 I. Allegro molto 3’33
11 II. Largo cantabile 1’43
12 III. Allegro 2’50

Concerto No.11 in C minor
13 I. Allegro 3’51
14 II. Largo 2’14
15 III. Allegro 3’09

Concerto No.12 in B minor
16 I. Allegro non molto 4’27
17 II. Largo 2’55
18 III. Allegro 3’29

I
CD20
CONCERTI PER ARCHI
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/20
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Solo violin: Fabio Biondi
Concerto Italiano
Rinaldo Alessandrini
Total time: 56’10
Recording: 1988
Licensed from Tactus, Italy
Concerti per archi

Concerto in G minor RV154
1 Allegro – Adagio – Allegro 5’31
Concerto in B flat RV367
2 Allegro, ma poco poco – 13’30
Andante ma poco – Allegro
Concerto in G minor RV578
3 Adagio e spiccato – 9’11
Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro
Concerto in D RV124
4 Allegro – Grave – Allegro 6’36
Concerto in G minor RV302
5 Allegro – Andante – 10’58
Allegro
Concerto in A minor RV522
6 Allegro– Larghetto e 9’49
spiritoso – Allegro


CD21
CONCERTI DA CAMERA
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/21
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Total time: 50’43
Recording: 1988
Licensed from Nuova Era, Italy

Concerto in G minor RV105
1 I. Allegro 3’01
2 II. Largo 1’49
3 III. Allegro 3’15

Concerto in A minor RV86
4 I. Largo 3’13
5 II. Allegro 2’21
6 III. Largo cantabile 1’51
7 IV. Allegro molto 1’49

Concerto in G RV101
8 I. Allegro 4’27
9 II. Largo 1’50
10 III. Allegro 2’31

Concerto in G minor RV107
11 I. Allegro 2’07
12 II. Largo 3’00
13 III. Allegro 2’21

Concerto in G minor RV103
14 I. Allegro ma cantabile 4’01
15 II. Largo 3’24
16 III. Allegro non molto 1’49

Concerto in F RV98
17 I. Allegro 2’05
18 II. Largo 2’00
19 III. Presto 1’50
Concerti da camera
Il Giardino Armonico

CD22
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/22
OBOE CONCERTOS
Heinz Holliger oboe
Klaus Thunemann bassoon (RV545)
I Musici
Total time: 58’54
Recording: August 1981, July 1975 (RV463, 447), La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Licensed from Decca Music Group,
a division of Universal Music Group

Concerto in C RV452
1 I. Allegro 2’16
2 II. Adagio 2’05
3 III. Allegro 2’02

Concerto in D minor RV454
4 I. Allegro 3’03
5 II. Largo 2’38
6 III. Allegro 2’36

Concerto in G RV545
7 I. Andante molto 3’38
8 II. Largo 2’50
9 III. Allegro molto 3’35

Concerto in C RV446
10 I. Allegro 3’14
11 II. Adagio 3’35
12 III. Allegro 1’59

Concerto in A minor RV463
13 I. Allegro 3’20
14 II. Largo 3’03
15 III. Allegro 3’08

Concerto in C RV447
16 I. Allegro non molto 5’13
17 II. Larghetto 4’10
18 III. Minuetto 5’10
Oboe Concertos

CD23
BASSOON CONCERTOS
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/23
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Bassoon Concertos

Concerto No.18 in C RV467
1 I. Allegro 3’54
2 II. Andante 3’13
3 III. Allegro 3’22

Concerto No.25 in F RV491
4 I. Allegro molto 3’14
5 II. Largo 1’57
6 III. Allegro 2’39

Concerto No.10 in A minor RV500
7 I. Allegro 3’11
8 II. Largo 2’58
9 III. Allegro 2’56

Concerto No.12 in A minor RV499
10 I. Allegro 3’05
11 II. Largo 2’30
12 III. Allegro 1’57

Concerto No.28 in C RV466
13 I. Allegro 3’28
14 II. Largo 3’00
15 III. Allegro 2’49

Concerto No.22 in F RV486
16 I. Allegro non molto 3’22
17 II. Largo 2’23
18 III. Allegro 2’35

Concerto No.4 in C RV474
19 I. Allegro 2’56
20 II. Largo 4’03
21 III. Allegro 2’22

Concerto No.15 in F RV487
22 I. Allegro 2’30
23 II. Largo 2’47
24 III. Allegro 2’43
Daniel Smith bassoon
English Chamber Orchestra / Sir Philip Ledger
Total time: 71’13
Recording: 1996
Licensed from ASV, UK

CD24
CONCERTOS FOR DIVERSE INSTRUMENTS
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/24
Total time: 51’59
Recording: 1993

Concerto in G for strings & b.c.
‘Alla rustica’
1 I. Presto 0’58
2 II. Adagio 1’08
3 III. Allegro 1’18

Concerto in G minor
for cello, strings & b.c.
4 I. Allegro 2’42
5 II. Andante 2’54
6 III. Allegro 3’10

Concerto in D for traverso, strings
& b.c. ‘Il gardellino’
7 I. Allegro 4’02
8 II. Cantabile 1’38
9 III. Allegro 2’39

Concerto in C for 2 traversi, strings & b.c.
10 I. Allegro molto 2’14
11 II. Largo 2’18
12 III. Allegro 2’17

Concerto in G minor
for violin, strings & b.c.
13 I. Adagio 1’36
14 II. Allegro 1’24
15 III. Largo 3’16
16 IV. Allegro 2’22

Concerto in D
for traverso, violin, cello & b.c.
17 I. Allegro 3’24
18 II. Aria 1’51
19 III. Allegro 2’42

Concerto in D
for traverso, violin, cello & b.c.
20 I. Allegro 2’59
21 II. Andante 2’02
22 III. Allegro 2’12
Concertos for diverse instruments
Musica ad Rhenum
Jed Wentz, Marion Moonen traverso · Manfred Kraemer violin · Balázs Máté cello
Ensemble Florilegium (20–22)
Ashley Solomon, Rachel Podger violin
Daniel Yeadon cello · Neal Peres da Costa harpsichord

CD25
CONCERTI PER MOLTI ISTROMENTI
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/25
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Concerti per molti istromenti

Concerto grosso a 10 stromenti in D
RV562a for violin, 2 corni di caccia,
timpani, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings
& b.c.
1 I. Allegro 3’25
2 II. Grave 3’10
3 III. Allegro 3’59

Concerto per Sua Altezza Reale di
Sassonia in G minor RV576
for violin, oboe solo, 2 traversi,
2 oboes, bassoon, strings & b.c.
4 I. Allegro 4’20
5 II. Larghetto 2’11
6 III. Allegro 4’05

Concerto in D minor
for 2 solo violins, 2 traversi, 2 oboes,
bassoon, strings & b.c. RV566
7 I. Allegro assai 2’43
8 II. Largo 1’50
9 III. Allegro 2’42

Concerto in F
for 2 horns, strings & b.c. RV538
10 I. Allegro 3’23
11 II. Largo 4’33
12 III. Allegro 2’45

Concerto in F
for violin, 2 horns, 2 oboes,
bassoon, strings & b.c. RV569
13 I. Allegro 4’53
14 II. Grave 2’27
15 III. Allegro 4’54
Total time: 53’29
Recording: 1997
Licensed from Tactus, Italy
Modo Antiquo

CD26
MANDOLIN CONCERTOS
CELLO SONATAS
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/26

Mandolin Concertos · Cello Sonatas
Concerto in G for two mandolins,
strings and organ RV460
1 I. Allegro 4’05
2 II. Andante 4’43
3 III. Allegro 3’51

Concerto in C for mandolin, strings
and organ RV554
4 I. Allegro 3’03
5 II. Largo 3’09
6 III. Allegro 2’12

Cello Sonata in B flat RV46
7 I. Largo 2’39
8 II. Allegro 2’54
9 III. Largo 3’19
10 IV. Allegro 2’26

Cello Sonata in G minor RV42
11 I. Preludio: Largo 3’30
12 II. Allemanda: Andante 3’54
13 III. Sarabanda: Largo 3’56
14 IV. Gigue:Allegro 3’00

Cello Sonata in A minor RV44
15 I. Largo 2’35
16 II. Allegro poco 2’50
17 III. Largo 2’35
18 IV. Allegro 2’27

Mandolin Concertos:
Marten Scheffer mandolin I
Rens van der Zalm mandolin II
Malipiero Ensemble
Krijn Koetsveld
Cello Sonatas:
Viola de Hoogh cello
Mike Fentross theorbo
Krijn Koetsveld organ
Total time: 57’53
Recording: June 2000, Deventer The Netherlands
Recording: Arts Music Recording Rotterdam

CD27
SONATAS FOR CELLO AND
BASSO CONTINUO NOS. 1–5
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/27

Sonatas for cello and
basso continuo Nos. 1–5

Sonata No.1 in B flat RV47
1 I. Largo 3’56
2 II. Allegro 3’13
3 III. Largo 2’56
4 IV. Allegro 2’00

Sonata No.2 in F RV41
5 I. Largo 2’58
6 II. Allegro 2’45
7 III. Largo 3’11
8 IV. Allegro 2’26

Sonata No.3 in A minor RV43
9 I. Largo 3’41
10 II. Allegro 3’25
11 III. Largo 3’38
12 IV. Allegro 2’56

Sonata No.4 in B flat RV45
13 I. Largo 3’43
14 II. Allegro 2’59
15 III. Largo 4’26
16 IV. Allegro 2’46

Sonata No.5 in E minor RV40
17 I. Largo 4’00
18 II. Allegro 2’55
19 III. Largo 2’55
20 IV. Allegro 2’01

Jaap ter Linden cello
Instrument: Giovanni Grancino, Milan 1703
Continuo:
Lars Ulrik Mortensen harpsichord
Judith-Maria Becker cello
Total time: 62’59
Recording: 16–27 April 2007, Hervormde Kerk Rhoon, The Netherlands
Producer & engineer: Peter Arts

CD28
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/28
SONATAS FOR CELLO AND
BASSO CONTINUO NOS. 6–9
Total time: 48’14
Recording: 16–27 April 2007, Hervormde Kerk Rhoon,
The Netherlands
Producer & engineer: Peter Arts
Sonatas for cello and
basso continuo Nos. 6–9

Sonata No.6 in B flat RV46
1 I. Preludio 2’47
2 II. Allemanda 2’40
3 III. Largo 2’29
4 IV. Corrente

Sonata No.7 in G minor RV42
5 I. Preludio 2’21
6 II. Allemanda 2’48
7 III. Sarabanda 3’13
8 IV. Gigue 2’25

Sonata No.8 in A minor RV44
9 I. Largo 3’47
10 II. Allegro 3’07
11 III. Largo 2’41
12 IV. Allegro 3’18

Sonata No.9 in E flat RV39
13 I. Larghetto 3’56
14 II. Allegro 3’23
15 III. Andante 4’15
16 IV. Allegro 2’30
Jaap ter Linden cello
Instrument: Giovanni Grancino, Milan 1703
Continuo:
Lars Ulrik Mortensen harpsichord
Judith-Maria Becker cello

CD29
SONATAS AND TRIOS
FOR FLUTE(S) AND CONTINUO
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/29
Total time: 64’20
Sound engineer: Matteo Costa
Editing: O Ribotti
Recording assistant: Pierluigi Duravia
Producer: Riccardo Pozzato
Pitch: a = 415 Hz
Sonatas and Trios for flute(s) and continuo

Sonata in C RV48 for flute and b.c.
1 I. [Preludio] 0’45
2 II. Affettuoso 3’58
3 III. Allegro assai 2’15
4 IV. Larghetto 2’12
5 V. Allegro 2’05

Sonata in G minor RV80 for two flutes
and b.c.
6 I. Allegro 2’27
7 II. Larghetto 1’35
8 III. Allegro 1’44

Sonata in D minor RV49 for flute and b.c.
9 I. Preludio 2’44
10 II. Siciliana 2’30
11 III. Sarabanda 1’59
12 IV. Allegro 1’20
Conserto Musico:
Mario Folena traverso
Roberto Loreggian harpsichord, organ
Stefania Marusi traverso II
Francesco Baroni harpsichord

JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (1712–1778)
Le Printemps de Vivaldi arrangé pour
une flûte sans accompagnement. (1775)
in D
13 I. Allegro 3’32
14 II. Largo 2’28
15 III. Allegro 4’13
Sonata in G minor RV51 for flute and b.c.
16 I. [Preludio] 0’35
17 II. Largo 2’37
18 III. Allegro 1’57
19 IV. [Recitativo] 0’42
20 V. Andante 2’50
21 VI. Allegro 1’40
Sonata in E minor RV50 for flute and b.c.
22 I. Andante 4’46
23 II. Siciliano 2’53
24 III. Allegro 2’07
25 IV. Arioso 2’39
Sonata in A RV800 for two flutes and b.c.*
26 I. Allegro 2’07
27 II. Andante 1’39
28 III. Allegro 1’26

CD30
IL TEUZZONE
Act 1
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/30
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Il Teuzzone
Dramma per musica in tre atti
1 Sinfonia:Allegro – Andante – 4’36
Allegro
Act 1
2 Scene I 2’50
3 Scene II 1’10
4 Scene II, cont. 2’48
5 Scene II, cont. 3’06
6 Scene III 3’04
7 Scene III, cont. 6’02
8 Scene IV 3’30
9 Scene IV, cont. 3’32
10 Scene V 4’31
11 Scene VI 5’19
12 Scene VII 2’38
13 Scene VIII 2’03
14 Scene VIII, cont. 2’16
15 Scene IX 4’09
16 Scene X 5’48
17 Scene X, cont. 3’30
18 Scene XI 0’39
19 Scene XII 2’07
20 Scene XII, cont. 3’06
21 Scene XII, cont. 0’13
22 Scene XII, cont 3’10
23 Scene XIII 2’23
24 Scene XIII, cont. 5’13
TRONCONE AND ARGONTE: Mauro Pagano tenor
TEUZZONE: Maurizia Barazzoni soprano
ZIDIANA: Fernanda Piccini contralto
ZELINDA: Susanna Bortolanei contralto
CINO: Angelo Manzotti altus
SIVENIO: Marcello Lippi bass
EGARO: Andrea Favari bass
Orchestra dell’Opera Barocca del Teatro di Guastalla
Sandro Volta
Total time: 75’40
Recording: Teatro Comunale ‘Ruggeri’ Guastalla, Mantua, Italy, 1996
Sound engineer: Valter B. Neri
Licensed from Tactus, Italy

CD31
IL TEUZZONE
Act 2
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/31
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N

Il Teuzzone
Dramma per musica in tre atti
TRONCONE AND ARGONTE: Mauro Pagano tenor
TEUZZONE: Maurizia Barazzoni soprano
ZIDIANA: Fernanda Piccini contralto
ZELINDA: Susanna Bortolanei contralto
CINO: Angelo Manzotti altus
SIVENIO: Marcello Lippi bass
EGARO: Andrea Favari bass
Orchestra dell’Opera Barocca del Teatro di Guastalla
Sandro Volta
Total time: 57’30
Recording: Teatro Comunale ‘Ruggeri’ Guastalla, Mantua, Italy, 1996
Sound engineer: Valter B. Neri
Licensed from Tactus, Italy
Act 2
1 Scene I 1’45
2 Scene II 0’54
3 Scene II, cont. 4’18
4 Scene III 3’38
5 Scene IV 0’42
6 Scene V 1’42
7 Scene VI 1’16
8 Scene VII 1’24
9 Scene VIII 0’31
10 Scene VIII, cont. 4’37
11 Scene IX 1’57
12 Scene X 0’54
13 Scene XI 5’08
14 Scene XI, cont. 1’50
15 Scene XII 0’45
16 Scene XII, cont. 2’29
17 Scene XII, cont. 0’50
18 Scene XII, cont. 3’29
19 Scene XIII 0’26
20 Scene XIV 1’37
21 Scene XV 0’55
22 Scene XV, cont. 3’45
23 Scene XVI 7’34
24 Final Scene 1’25
25 Final Scene, cont. 5’27

CD32
IL TEUZZONE
Act 3
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/32
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Il Teuzzone
Dramma per musica in tre atti
Act 3
1 Scene I 0’46
2 Scene I, cont. 1’43
3 Scene I, cont. 7’06
4 Scene II 1’55
5 Scene III 3’27
6 Scene III, cont. 5’30
7 Scene IV 5’33
8 Scene V 2’32
9 Scene V, cont. 3’59
10 Scene VI 2’04
11 Scene VII 4’09
12 Scene VIII 1’46
13 Scene VIII, cont. 3’21
14 Scene IX 2’07
15 Scene IX, cont. 4’38
16 Scene X 4’21
17 Scene XI 2’18
18 Scene XII 4’27
19 Final Scene 3’21
TRONCONE AND ARGONTE: Mauro Pagano tenor
TEUZZONE: Maurizia Barazzoni soprano
ZIDIANA: Fernanda Piccini contralto
ZELINDA: Susanna Bortolanei contralto
CINO: Angelo Manzotti altus
SIVENIO: Marcello Lippi bass
EGARO: Andrea Favari bass
Orchestra dell’Opera Barocca del Teatro di Guastalla
Sandro Volta
Total time 63’04
Recording: Teatro Comunale ‘Ruggeri’ Guastalla, Mantua, Italy, 1996
Sound engineer: Valter B. Neri
Licensed from Tactus, Italy

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VIVALDI
EDITION
CD33
CD33
CANTATAS
for soprano and alto
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/33
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Cantatas
for soprano and alto
1 Fonti del pianto 13’07
Cantata for soprano & b.c. RV656
2 Sorge vermiglia in ciel la 14’10
bella Aurora
Cantata for soprano & b.c. RV667
3 Lungi dal vago volto 15’12
Cantata for soprano, violin
& b.c. RV680
4 Perfidissimo cor! Iniquo fato! 9’13
Cantata for contralto & b.c. RV674
5 Piango, gemo, sospiro e peno 9’35
Cantata for contralto & b.c. RV675
Alessandra Ruffini soprano
Caterina Calvi contralto
Ensemble Concerto / Roberto Gini
Total time: 61’52
Recording: 1990
Licensed from Nuova Era, Italy

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VIVALDI
EDITION
CD34
CD34
CANTATAS
for soprano and basso continuo
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/34
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Total time: 52’24
Recording: 1999
Licensed from Tactus, Italia
Cantatas
for soprano and basso continuo
Amor, hai vinto RV651
1 Recitativo: Amor, hai vinto 0’59
2 Aria: Passo di pena in pena 4’48
3 Recitativo: In qual 0’57
strano e confuso
4 Aria: Se a me rivolge il ciglio 4’17
Elvira, anima mia RV654
5 Recitativo: Elvira, anima mia 1’10
6 Aria: Partiro, ma vedrai quanto 3’55
7 Recitativo: Passo al rogo fatal 0’59
8 Aria: Pupille vaghe 2’25
Aure, voi più non siete RV652
9 Recitativo: Aure, voi più viete 0’50
10 Aria: Ti confido il pianto mio 2’30
11 Recitativo: Infelice Daliso, 1’19
ove tra queste
12 Aria: 3’11
Le fiorite e belle sponde
Nel partir da te, mio caro RV661
13 Aria: Nel partir da te, mio caro 4’47
14 Recitativo: Parto mio ben da te 0’35
15 Aria: Da quel volto 2’56
sempre amato
T’intendo sì mio cor RV668
16 Aria: T’intendo sì mio cor 4’00
17 Recitativo: Aure soavi e grate 0’41
18 Aria: Placido zeffiretto 2’32
Se ben vivono sen’alma RV664
19 Se ben vivono sen’alma 4’54
20 Recitativo: 1’00
Odi che contro te simili accenti
21 Aria: Nella tua guancia 2’52
amorosa
Rossana Bertini soprano
Modo Antiquo:
Bettina Hoffmann cello · Gian Luca Lastraioli theorbo · Andrea Perugi harpsichord
Federico Maria Sardelli director

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VIVALDI
EDITION
CD35
CD35
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/35
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
CANTATAS
for soprano and basso continuo
Total time: 54’42
Recording: October 1995, Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Produced and edited by Adelheid and Andreas Glatt
Licensed from Accent, Belgium
Cantatas
for soprano and basso continuo
Nicky Kennedy soprano (1–10)
Elena Cecchi Fedi soprano (11–20)
Modo Antiquo / Federico Maria Sardelli
Si levi dal pensier RV665
1 Aria: Si levi dal pensier 2’39
2 Recitativo: 1’11
Pastori vaghi e infidi
3 Aria: Vanne sull’Adria, infido 2’30
Usignoletto bello RV796
4 Aria: Usignoletto bello 3’05
5 Recitativo: Ma tu rapido fuggi 1’12
6 Aria: Come te 4’51
cantando anch’io
Del suo natio rigore RV653
7 Recitativo: 1’21
Del suo nation rigore
8 Aria: Quei begl’occhi io 5’03
pianger vidi
9 Recitativo: 1’13
Ah, che d’amore
10 Aria: Sempre invvano 2’59
il dio d’amore
Tra l’erbe i zeffiri RV669
11 Aria: Tra l’erbe i zeffiri 3’08
12 Recitativo: Voi rivi, 1’21
augelli, venti
13 Aria: Nel mar la navicella 2’51
Era la notte quando i suoi splendori
RV655
14 Recitativo: Era la notte 1’40
quando i suoi splendori
15 Aria: Duri marmi 6’01
ch’il mio bene
16 Recitativo: Sfogando in 0’45
questa guisa
17 Aria: Se non potei mirar 3’17
Il povero mio cor RV658
18 Aria: Il povero mio cor 5’38
19 Recitativo: Ah, 0’49
ch’un’immens doglia
20 Aria: Deh non partir sì presto 2’31

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VIVALDI
EDITION
CD36
CD36
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/36
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
GLORIA · STABAT MATER
Total time: 50’18
Recording: July 2000
Gloria · Stabat Mater
Introduction to the Gloria RV639
1 Aria (Alto): Jubilate o 5’08
amoeni chori
2 Recitativo (Alto): In tua 0’37
solemni pompa
Gloria RV588
3 Coro (Soprano, Alto, Tenore, 4’03
Basso): Gloria in excelsis Deo
4 Coro: Et in terra pax 3’50
5 Aria (Soprano, Alto): 2’21
Laudamus te
6 Coro: Gratias agimus tibi 0’55
7 Aria (Tenore): Domine Deus 2’20
8 Coro: Domine Fili unigenite 1’17
9 Aria (Soprano): 2’03
Domine Deus
10 Coro: Qui tollis 1’16
11 Aria (Alto): Qui sedes 2’46
12 Aria (Soprano): Quoniam 1’38
tu solus sanctus
13 Coro: Cum Sancto Spiritu 3’07
Stabat Mater RV621 for alto solo
14 Stabat Mater 2’56
15 Cuius animam 1’42
16 O quam tristis 1’59
17 Quis est homo 2’56
18 Quis non posset 1’39
19 Pro peccatis 1’59
20 Eja Mater 2’47
21 Fac ut ardeat 1’46
22 Amen 0’59
Holland Boys’ Choir · Netherlands Bach Collegium
Pieter Jan Leusink conductor
Marjon Strijk soprano · Sytse Buwalda alto · Martinus Leusink tenor · Jeroen Assink basso
Gloria RV588
Pieter Affourtit violin (9) · Marten Boeken violin (9) · Örzse Adam viola (9)
Bernadette Verhagen viola (9) · Peter Frankenberg oboe · Eduard Wesley oboe
Susan Wiliams tromba · Frank Wakelkamp cello · Vaughan Schlepp organ

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VIVALDI
EDITION
CD37
CD37
DIXIT DOMINUS · NISI DOMINUS
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/37
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Holland Boys’ Choir
Netherlands Bach Collegium
Pieter Jan Leusink
Marjon Strijk soprano · Sytse Buwalda alto · Martinus Leusink tenore · Bas Ramselaar basso
RV635 & RV595: Peter Frankenberg oboe · Eduard Wesley oboe · Susan Williams tromba
Frank Wakelkamp cello · Albert Brüggen cello (RV595, 4) · Vaughan Schlepp organ
RV608: Pieter Affourtit violino · Marten Boeken violin · Örzse Adam viola
Frank Wakelkamp cello · Jan Hollestelle double bass · Vaughan Schlepp organ
Total time: 52’34
Recording: July 2000
Dixit Dominus · Nisi Dominus
Introduction to the Dixit RV635
for alto
1 Aria (Alto): Ascende laeta 4’37
2 Recitativo (Alto): 0’49
Quam pulchri
3 ria (Alto): Sernito, angeli 3’13
Dixit Dominus (Psalmus 109) RV595
4 Coro: Dixit Dominus 2’14
5 Coro: Donec ponam 2’05
6 Aria (Soprano): Virgam 2’15
7 Aria (Soprano, Alto): 1’48
Tecum principum
8 Coro: Juravit Dominus 1’30
9 Aria (Soprano): Dominus 1’49
10 Coro, Alto: Judicabit 3’14
11 Aria (Alto): De torrente 2’28
12 Aria (Alto, Tenore, Basso): 1’51
Gloria Patri
13 Coro: Sicut erat 0’55
14 Coro: Et in saecula 2’24
Nisi Dominus RV608 for alto
15 Nisi Dominus 2’56
16 Vanum est vobis 1’33
17 Surgite 1’35
18 Cum dederit 3’57
19 Sicut sagittae 1’45
20 Beatus vir 1’22
21 Gloria Patri 4’44
22 Sicut erat 1’13
23 Amen 2’04

CD38
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/38

MAGNIFICAT · PSALMUS RV604
CREDIDI PROPTER QUOD
AMOR HAI VINTO
Total time: 42’04
Recording: July 2000
Magnificat

Magnificat RV610
1 Coro: Magnificat 1’00
2 Coro (Soprano, Alto, 2’08
Tenore): Et exultavit
3 Coro: Et misericordia 2’36
4 Coro: Fecit potentiam 0’33
5 Coro: Deposuit potentes 0’54
6 Aria (Soprano, Alto): 1’26
Esurientes
7 Coro: Suscepit Israel 0’56
8 Soprano, Alto, Basso: 1’47
Sicut locutus
9 Coro: Gloria 1’56
Psalmus RV604
10 Coro: Laudate Dominum 1’47
(Psalmus 116)
11 Coro: In Exitu Israel 3’43
(Psalmus 113)
Credidi propter quod RV605
Psalmus 115
12 Coro: Credidi propter quod 1’59
13 Coro: Vota mea Domino 0’44
14 Coro: Gloria Patri 5’08
Amor hai vinto RV683
Cantata for alto
15 Recitativo: Amor hai vinto 1’09
16 Aria: Passo di pena 7’05
17 Recitativo: In che strano 3’41
Holland Boys’ Choir 18 Aria: Se à me rivolge 5’21
Netherlands Bach Collegium
Pieter Jan Leusink
Marjon Strijk soprano · Sytse Buwalda alto · Martinus Leusink tenore · Bas Ramselaar basso
RV610: Peter Frankenberg oboe · Eduard Wesley oboe · Frank Wakelkamp cello
Vaughan Schlepp organ
RV683: Pieter Affourtit violin · Marten Boeken violin
Örzse Adam viola · Frank Wakelkamp cello
Jan Hollestelle double bass · Vaughan Schlepp cembalo

CD39
CANTATAS
for soprano and alto
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/39
VIVALDI
E D I T I O N
Cantatas
for soprano and alto
Ostro picta RV642 for soprano solo
1 Aria: Ostro picta, armata spina 3’26
2 Recitativo: Sic transit 0’59
vana et brevis
3 Aria: Linguis favete 3’31
Alla caccia dell’alme RV670
Cantata for solo alto
4 Aria: Alla caccia dell’alme 3’08
5 Recitativo: Ma sia crudeleo 0’31
6 Aria: Preso sei moi 3’06
Par che tardo RV662
Cantata for solo soprano
7 Aria: Par che trado 7’39
8 Recitativo: Quando tu 0’56
9 Aria: Allor che in cielo 5’42
All’ombra di sospetto RV678
Cantata for solo soprano
10 Recitativo: All’ombra di sospetto 0’22
11 Aria: Avezzo non 5’45
12 Recitativo: Oh quantia manti 1’06
13 Aria: Mentiti content 3’51
Laudate pueri Dominum RV600
for solo soprano (Psalmus 112)
14 Aria: Laudate pueri 2’30
15 Aria: Sit nomen Domini 3’11
16 Aria: A solis ortu 2’10
17 Aria: Excelsus 1’47
18 Aria: Quis sicut 2’22
19 Aria: Suscitans a terra 1’32
20 Aria: Ut collocet 2’10
21 Aria: Gloria Patri 2’46
22 Aria: Laudate pueri 1’59
23 Aria: Amen 2’06
Total time: 62’47
Recording: July 2000
Marjon Strijk soprano · Sytse Buwalda alto
Netherlands Bach Collegium / Pieter Jan Leusink
RV642 & RV600: Pieter Affourtit violin · Marten Boeken violin · Örzse Adam viola
Frank Wakelkamp cello · Jan Hollestelle double bass · Vaughan Schlepp cembalo
RV670: Frank Wakelkamp cello · Vaughan Schlepp cembalo
RV662: Frank Wakelkamp cello · Rien Voskuilen cembalo
RV678: Marion Moonen traverso · Frank Wakelkamp cello
Rien Voskuilen cembalo

CD40
CANTATAS
for soprano and alto
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
DDD STEMRA 94056/40
Total time: 58’26
Recording: July 2000

Che giova il sospirar RV679
Cantata for solo soprano
1 Recitativo: Che giova il 1’00
2 Aria: Nell’aspro tuo 7’01
3 Recitativo: Ma tu, 0’50
nume d’amor
4 Aria: Cupido, tu vedi 4’34
Care selve amici prati RV671
Cantata for solo alto
5 Aria: Care selve amic 4’33
6 Recitativo: Ben mal’accorto 1’15
7 Aria: Placido in letto 4’10
Cantatas
for soprano and alto
Marjon Strijk soprano · Sytse Buwalda alto
Netherlands Bach Collegium / Pieter Jan Leusink
RV671 & RV674: Frank Wakelkamp cello · Vaughan Schlepp cembalo
RV666: Frank Wakelkamp cello · Rien Voskuilen cembalo
RV666: Pieter Affourtit violin · Marten Boeken violin · Frank Wakelkamp cello
Jan Hollestelle double bass · Vaughan Schlepp cembalo
Geme londa che parte RV666
Cantata for solo soprano
8 Recitativo: Si,si luci adorate 0’33
9 Aria: Io non voglio 5’04
10 Recitativo: Cosi mesto 0’31
11 Aria: Beltà spietata 3’18
Perfidisimo cor! RV674
Cantata for solo alto
12 Recitativo: Perfidissimo cor 1’03
13 Aria: Nel torbido mio 5’01
14 Recitativo: Cosi dunque 1’03
15 Aria: Piu amar’ 3’50
Perché son molli RV681
Cantata for solo soprano
16 Aria: Perché son moll 8’05
17 Recitativo: Dunque, già 2’26
18 Aria: Le Fresche 4’01


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


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